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Where is the Love Among the Transgender Community?

Published on February 27th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

By Toni Newman Within the transgender community, you have the whites vs blacks, pre-op vs. post-op, and the ‘haves’ versus the ‘have nots.’ Most black transgender people in America come from a place of just trying ... Read More


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Published on February 24th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

By Ryan Cassata I’m an 18 year old transgender female to male and I had top surgery two months ago to lessen the amount of gender dysphoria I experience. It helped. I haven’t had a single ... Read More



A Gender Performance? Kids Sing “Turn My Swag.”

Published on February 16th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

The blogosphere is buzzing over the gendered nature of the performance of two British kids, singing Keri Hilson’s ‘Turn My Swag’ on Ellen recently. The performance is heavy on the princess theme, and the kids sing ... Read More


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Nepal Legally Recognizes Third Gender

Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

By Kyle Knight KATHMANDU–Badri Pun slept in a gravel courtyard in rural Nepal for more than a week. After the first two days, he stopped eating. By night, he huddled under wool blankets, clutching a folder ... Read More


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Ignorance Vs. Hate 101

Published on February 6th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

By Ryan Otto Cassata, Ignorance is a state of being uniformed. Hate is defined as intense dislike or passionate dislike; feelings of extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest. Suffix Meanings: Ist: One who follows a principal or system of ... Read More


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Fifty-Seven Days Before Surgery

Published on February 2nd, 2012 | by Wild Gender

By Ryan Otto Cassata  There are eight unworn t-shirts waiting to be pulled over my head and fitted perfectly around my body after my gender reassignment surgery. There are twenty long and beautiful necklaces waiting to ... Read More


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The Gendering of Gyms, Fields and Courts (VIDEO)

Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

This is a thoughtful video by Alex Melotti regarding the gendering of sports “spaces,” as they are called in this clip. The video is titled: “Sports, Space and Gender.” At one point in the clip, the narrator ... Read More


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Nature v. Nurture: Primates and their Playthings

Published on January 27th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

The controversy of late regarding the gendering of children’s toys has spawned a new article by science blogger Paul F. Norris and published on  that is intended to “shed light on the nature/nurture debate over ... Read More



Top Five Glitter Bombs Ever

Published on January 24th, 2012 | by Wild Gender

In acknowledgement of a reported third glitter bombing of Dan Savage by transgender activists–this one took place over the weekend at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, according to the Raw Story–we’ve published a Wild Gender roundup ... Read More

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